Chesapeake, Virginia Car Accident Injury Lawyers
As Chesapeake, VA Car Accident Lawyers, we work with clients and the families of victims, who have been involved in car, motorcycle or truck accidents in a city of 222,209, according to the 2010 Census, making it the third largest city in Hampton Roads. Chesapeake is bordered by Norfolk and Virginia Beach to the east, Suffolk to the west and north and the North Carolina border to the south. It has large areas of farmland and swamp. To find the best Chesapeake, VA personal injury attorney for you after serious injuries caused by another’s carelessness, you want a real lawyer who has tried cases in Chesapeake courts and helped Chesapeake residents hurt in accidents in their claims against the big insurance companies, like State Farm, Allstate and Progressive. Our Cooper, Hurley lawyers have filed lawsuits in Chesapeake for decades and know the city and what needs to be done to successfully handle a major car or truck wreck situation in Chesapeake, Virginia (VA).
Chesapeake is one of the newest cities in Hampton Roads. It was formed by an amalgamation in 1963. Its character is more suburban than Norfolk where many residents commute to work. It also includes portions of the Great Dismal Swamp.
HIGHWAYS AND ACCIDENT LOCATIONS
Chesapeake is served by a number of Interstates including I-664 which includes the treacherous Bowers Hill Interchange, the I-464 into Norfolk, the I-64 and U.S. Highways 13, 17, 58, and 460. State Route 168 is also a major highway including the Chesapeake Expressway toll road to North Carolina (NC).
Although Chesapeake saw fewer accidents than neighboring Norfolk in 2010, there were more fatalities on its roads. There were 2,394 accidents, 1,483 injuries and 13 deaths, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
See this video of an accident in Chesapeake.
Crash occurs after driver slides on ice: wavy.com
Five railroads pass through parts of Chesapeake, The two major railroads CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern, are joined by three short line railroads.
Chesapeake Public Schools employs about 5,200 people, the City of Chesapeake employs almost 2,900 and the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center employs 2,500.
CHESAPEAKE, VA SCHOOLS
Chesapeake has seven public high schools, Deep Creek, Grassfield, Oscar Smith, Great Bridge, Hickory, Indian River and Western Branch. It has 10 middle schools and 26 elementary schools.
COURTS, POLICE AND FIRE
Chesapeake Circuit Court and the General District Court are located at 307 Albemarle Drive. The Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court is at 301 Albemarle Drive.
Chesapeake Police Department is at 304 Albemarle Drive.
Chesapeake Fire Department is at 304 Albemarle Drive. The City has 15 fire stations.
CHESAPEAKE CITY GOVERNMENT AND HEALTH
Chesapeake City Hall is at 306 Cedar Rd.
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center is at 736 Battlefield Blvd., North
South Norfolk is a former separate incorporated town on the Norfolk border.
Deep Creek was built up in the 18th and 19th centuries on the original route of U.S. Highway 17, and has been bypassed by modern highway improvements.
Great Bridge contains major municipal buildings and a library and is on the site of a American Revolutionary War Battle of Great Bridge, which took place on December 9, 1775.
Greenbrier, is the commercial hub of Chesapeake containing the Greenbriar Mall and many hotels.
Western Branch is to the north of much of Chesapeake and borders Suffolk and Portsmouth. It is the site of the Chesapeake Square Mall.
Chesapeake is served by the Virginian Pilot newspaper, WAVY TV 10, WTKR Channel 3 and WVEC 13.
Chesapeake contains part of the Great Dismal Swamp federal wildlife reserve and the Dismal Swamp Canal.
The Norfolk based personal injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles car, truck, and motorcycle injuries. John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling auto injury accident claims. Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best interests of the our clients first. The firm is recognized by other lawyers as “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, for our top level of legal skill and highest ethical standards. If you need help or advice about a serious injury, please call us (757) 455 -0077. For a free consultation with a specialized Hampton Roads, Virginia personal injury lawyer contact us through this website.